This Tasty Tuesday is for my Aunt Sharon, who I promised to share this recipe with many moons ago...:)
Grandma Alice's Cocoa Butter Sticks
1 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (*carob powder for IC friendly)
3/4 cup butter, gradually add
3/4 cup sugar, creaming well
1 egg slightly; reserve 1 Tablespoon: add remainder to butter-sugar mixture
The dry ingredients gradually. Chill 2 hours for easy handling.
On lightly floured surface. Divide dough into four parts; shape each into a long roll, 3/4 inch in diameter. Place 4 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with fork which is dipped in flour occasionally to prevent sticking. Smooth dough at edges to form straight sides.
1 Tablespoon cold water with the reserved egg. Brush lightly over dough.
3 Tablespoons blanched almonds, chopped fine, and 2 Tablespoons sugar. Sprinkle over dough.
In moderately hot oven (400 degrees) 10 to 12 minutes-- begin checking after 5-- until set but not browned. Cool 1 minute; cut into 1 inch bars and remove from baking sheet.